The forgotten groundnut pyramids of Nigeria, the one-time pride of the West Afrikan nation

The Groundnut Pyramids of Nigeria. Pic credit: AgroNigeria You can call them Nigerians’ first love. Built in northern cities such as Kano, Malam Madori and Bebeji from the 1910s, they were pyramid-like structures made from groundnut sacks that towered up towards the sky, offering splendour similar to the Egyptian pyramids. In the 1960s and 70s, […]

Cuba’s First Military Doctors

by Don Fitz (Nov 01, 2018) Cuban Doctors Provide Vaccinations in Senegal in 1973. By Roel Coutinho – Roel Coutinho Guinea-Bissau & Senegal Photographs (1973 – 1974), CC BY-SA 4.0, Link. Don Fitz is on the Editorial Board of Green Social Thought, which is sent to members of The Greens/Green Party USA. He is newsletter editor for the Green Party of […]

How Malcolm X became a serious threat to the U.S. after his Afrika visit

by ISMAIL AKWEI Malcolm X in Nigeria Malcolm X was one of the most influential black people in the history of the United States and a strong advocate for Pan-Africanism. Pan-Africanism – the global movement encouraging the bond of solidarity between people of African descent – gave birth to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which […]

Che Guevara in the Congo

Credits; Jacobin by David Seddon  The idea of Guevara as a latter-day Don Quixote, setting out on his adventures to undo wrongs and bring justice to the world, and, despite a series of disastrous encounters, managing to survive with spirits undiminished until the very end, is one that appeals to the romantic in all those who see […]

On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton

Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party were about much more than guns. On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton by BAR contributor Danny Haiphong “Theory and organization guided by a class analysis is the difference between becoming the vanguard of history or simply a victim of it.” Black August has come […]

THE REAL FACE OF COLONIZATION IN ALGERIA

  By Smail Goumeziane      “The scandal is not to hide the truth, but not to say it entirely. “ G.Bernanos     A few days ago, Emmanuel Macron, one of the candidates for the French presidential election in 2017, has just thrown a pavement into the pond by saying, in particular and from […]

Pardon window iz closing on Pete O’Neal, KC’z Black Panther in Afrika

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article126440434.html Pete O’Neal talks about his work in Africa and the chance of a pardon before President Obama leaves office. His brother says O’Neal’s fleeing was a loss for his hometown. Monty Davis and Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star   BY DONALD BRADLEY   He took a bullet on Troost Avenue, spewed Marxist rage, […]

The Black Panther Party Turnz 50: We Take A Look Back At The Pantherz’ AfriKan Embassy

Front page of The Black Panther (August 9, 1969) Last month at the 50th Super Bowl, Beyoncé and her entourage of amazing dancers performed while wearing outfits that resembled the radical chic of the Black Panther Party: afros, berets, and leather—all black everything. The performance sparked condemnation, praise, and approximately fifty thousand articles on the […]

The militant philosopher of Third World liberation

In 1953 Fanon moved to Algeria to work in the small town of Blida, about 50 miles from the capital Algiers. He applied for a position as a psychiatrist, having recently qualified. Fanon did not leave France for Algeria because he predicted the future publishing success of The Wretched of the Earth, or that a war […]

Cuba iz Fanon in the flesh

Nation is living example of a new humanity by Danny Haiphong 2015-06-03, Issue 729 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94841 c c NT Cuba’s achievements are a testament to the transformation of the Cuban people. The self-determination of Cuba’s revolutionary masses has actualized Che and Fanon’s concept of a new humanity. Frantz Fanon’s seminal text, Wretched of the Earth, has […]